The Summer’s
Best Sandals

The Summer’s
Best Sandals

The coolest pairs to slip into all season long

Mohinders woven leather slipper sandal

Ah, the happiest season of all ... sandals season. After months of stuffy boots, sneakers, and the familiar 'stocks-and-socks combo while WFH, it's finally time to pull out a pair of slides and let the toes breathe. Built for convenience, sandals are the perfect footwear to wear this summer. Lightweight, comfortable, and versatile, it didn't take much convincing for us to hop on board with the live-in-sandals-all-season-long argument. There are a variety of styles to choose from: the classic flip-flop has its place (that place is the beach and the pool), but a double-strapped or ankle-strap offer an infinitely more secure fit for patio drinks, long drives or just a walk to the coffee shop. If exposed feet aren't your thing, there are plenty of more covered offerings, as well—just make sure they're breathable and non-restrictive.

Much like other trends we've seen lately, there's been an undeniable surge in the hiking-inspired sandal. While some slides are just meant for kicking off at the beach, this season's best are technically solid and built to conquer trails and pool parties alike. If your modus operandi is more “man about town” than “hiking enthusiast,” a sturdy pair of leather sandals will mold to your foot, match with virtually anything and last you a lifetime. Browse our picks for the summer's best sandals below.

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The Best Sandals
in 2021

Clarks Original Sunder Strap Leather Sandal

Sunder strap leather sandal,
$100 by Clarks Original

Salomon And Wander Speedcross Sandal

And Wander Speedcross sandal,
$192 / $115 by Salomon

Teva Universal Sandal

Universal sandal,
$50 by Teva

Suicoke MOTO-CAB Sandal

MOTO-CAB sandal,
$215 by Suicoke

Freedom Moses Wildcat Sands Sandal

Wildcat Sands sandal,
$50 by Freedom Moses

adidas Adilette Boost Slide

Adilette Boost slide,
$60 by adidas

OOAHH Sports Slide Sandal

OOAHH Sports slide sandal,
$59.95 by OOFOS

Havaianas Top Max Flip Flop

Top Max flip flop,
$20 by Havaianas

The North Face Skeena Sandal

Skeena sandal,
$55 by The North Face

Tidal Wave Grid Flip Flop

Wave Grid flip flop,
$30 by Tidal

Made from vegan suede and natural gum rubber

Canyon sandal,
$120 by Malibu Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal

Arizona soft footbed sandal,
$135 by Birkenstock

Mohinders Woven Leather Slipper

Woven leather slipper,
$145 by Mohinders

A dressier, Goodyear-welted option

Summer leather sandal,
$435 by Yuketen

Bottega Veneta Rubber Sandal

Rubber sandal,
$510 by Bottega Veneta

Nike Benassi JDI Slide

Benassi JDI slide,
$25 by Nike

Summer-Proof Your Feet

With great power, comes great responsibility. Sandals are always wonderful for the wearer, but less than pleasant for those around you if proper foot hygiene isn’t up to snuff. We’ve got everything you need to know to keep your feet healthy and looking handsome.

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